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Information Literacy Assessment: Where do we start?

Walsh, Andrew (2009) Information Literacy Assessment: Where do we start? Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 41 (1). pp. 19-28. ISSN 0961-0006

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    Interest in developing ways to assess information literacy has been growing for several years. Many librarians have developed their own tools to assess aspects of information literacy and have written articles to share their experiences. This article reviews the literature and offers readers a flavour of the methods being used for assessment: those which are popular within the field and also illustrative examples from some of the case studies found, particularly where they show how reliability and validity of the methods, have been considered. It does not aim to be an exhaustive list of case studies or methods, but a representative sample to act as a “jumping off point” for librarians considering introducing assessment of information literacy into their own institutions.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This paper has been accepted for publication in Journal of Librarianship and Information Science and the final (edited, revised and typeset) version of this paper will be published in Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 41(1), March/2009 by Sage Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. © Sage Publications Ltd, year of publication.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Information literacy; Information skills; Assessment; Higher Education; Learning
    Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    L Education > L Education (General)
    Schools: Computing and Library Services
    Computing and Library Services > Centre for Innovation in Information Services
    School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Technology Enhanced Learning Research Group
    Depositing User: Andrew Walsh
    Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2009 12:38
    Last Modified: 06 Aug 2013 12:52


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